Ali Leopold Moreno was first exposed to horses as a child by her parents, who were both horse enthusiasts. Quickly falling in love with Hunter/Jumpers, she started training and competing at only four years old, earning top ribbons throughout her years as a junior. In young adulthood, she rode as a working student for numerous trainers such as Karen Healey and James Hagman. Their guidance helped her earn top honors in USEF’s Zone Finals and USEF’s Talent Search for four consecutive years. Excelling in the show ring, her career advanced and she decided to go pro. She rode and taught for trainers such as Diann Langer, Andre Dignelli, and Philip Klipa.
In 2009, she opened her own Hunter/Jumper training barn; Leopold Farms. The same year, she was reserve champion in $10,000 Memorial Day Classic UHJA Hunter Derby. In 2012, she placed 11th in the Blenheim $5,000 3’6″ Hunter Classic and 3rd and 4th that following year. Continuing to place highly in competitive hunter and jumper classes, she took her career a step further and is now competing on a Grand Prix level. Ali continues to expand her stable of Grand Prix prospects while teaching and mentoring a select list of amateur riders. As a testament to her hard work and dedication to the sport, many of Ali’s clients have been with her for years.